DEF CON 25 Notes & References

Defcon2017Here are my DEF CON notes from the sessions that I attended in 2017 for DEF CON 25:

Please fell free to do what you want with these notes.  I go to sessions so you don't have to.

Here some quick links to notes from previous years: 24 (2016)23 (2015)22 (2014), 21 (2013), 20 (2012), 19 (2011), & 18 (2010)

I plan on attending DEF CON 26.  Follow along real-time on Twitter @technewsradio.

 


DEF CON 24 Notes & References

Defcon2016Here are my DEF CON notes from the sessions that I attended in 2016 for DEF CON 24:

Please feel free to do what you want with these notes.  I go to sessions so you don't have to.

Here some quick links to notes from previous years: 23 (2015)22 (2014), 21 (2013), 20 (2012), 19 (2011), & 18 (2010)

I plan on attending DEF CON 25.  Follow along real-time on Twitter @technewsradio.

 


DEF CON 23 Notes & References

DEFCON-23Here are my DEF CON notes from the sessions that I attended and the presentation material that was shared:

In addition my previous notes (all in PDF) are available for 22 (2014), 21 (2013), 20 (2012), 19 (2011), & 18 (2010).  I wish I started going to DEF CON sooner but it is what it is.

Feel free to do what you want with the report - "I attend sessions so you don't have to." ;-)

I plan on attending DEF CON 24.  Follow along real-time on Twitter @technewsradio.

UPDATE (8/3/2016): If you are a Chvrches fan and want to be interviewed in person at DEF CON 24 then message me on Twitter @chvrchespodcast.


DEFCON 22 2014 Conference Report

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A detailed conference report of the sessions attended has been posted: DEFCON22 (PDF).

In addition, here is a summary of DEFCON 22 related news articles of potential interest:

Here are pointers to previous reports: DEFCON 18, DEFCON 19, DEFCON 20, and DEFCON 21.


Review - Asus C720-2802 Chromebook

I recently picked up via Craigslist a "new in the box" Asus C720-2802 Chromebook to use as my new primary system for TechNewsRadio.com.  The main reason was that DEFCON22 is coming up soon in Las Vegas and I needed a "relatively" secure system to attend sessions and take notes for ~8 hours a day.  

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My previous note taking system was relatively old ThinkPad that I had 3 sets of extra batteries for. So, I dropped about 6 pounds by moving to the C720.  And I don't have to configure a fresh system to take to DEFCON and then scrub after.

This version (2802) seems like the middle build release (~Feb2014) from the original that was in late 2013 and the most current $199 version that uses the Intel Celeron 2955U processor (2848).  There is also a newer more expensive C720 with an Intel Core i3 processor available.

The positivies:

  1. Keyboard is great.
  2. Integration with my Google account was flawless.
  3. Integration with all my core online services was flawless.
  4. Working offline seems to work as expected.

The negatives:

  1. Can't seem to check IMAP email with an extension or a native Chrome application.

The still to be determined:

  1. Will it get hacked at DEFCON?
  2. How to edit audio?
  3. Will it let me take notes all day at DEFCON?

POST DEFCON REPORT: There is now an IMAP client - CloudMagic.  I am pretty sure I didn't get hacked at DEFCON.  I was able to take notes all day long at DEFCON without any issues.  I have not found a good solution for editing audio.